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Tokyo on Foot

Travels In The City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

By Florent Chavouet

This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and always entertaining graphic memoir.

Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of color pencils and a sketchpad, and visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures. It isn't the Tokyo of packaged tours and glossy guidebooks, but a grittier, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives and the scenes and activities that unfold on the streets of a bustling metropolis.

Here you find business men and women, hipsters, students, grandmothers, shopkeepers, policemen, and other urban types and tribes in all manner of dress and hairstyles. A temple nestles among skyscrapers; the corner grocery anchors a diverse assortment of dwellings, cafes, and shops—often tangled in electric lines.

The artist mixes styles and tags his pictures with wry comments and observations. Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 915.2135 Cha, Nonfiction

ISBN

4805311371


Format: Book
Author: Chavouet, Florent
Title: Tokyo on foot : travels in the city's most colorful neighborhoods / text and illustrations by Florent Chavouet.
Publisher Date: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2011.
Subject: Chavouet, Florent -- Travel -- Japan -- Tokyo. City and town life -- Japan -- Tokyo. Neighborhoods -- Japan -- Tokyo. Walking -- Japan -- Tokyo. Cycling -- Japan -- Tokyo. Tokyo (Japan) -- Description and travel Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs. Tokyo (Japan) -- Pictorial works. Tokyo (Japan) -- Guidebooks
Isbn: 4805311371 9784805311370
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 915.2135 Cha
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Format: Book
Author: Chavouet, Florent.
Title: Tokyo on foot : travels in the city's most colorful neighborhoods / text and illustrations by Florent Chavouet.
Edition: 1st English language ed.
Publisher, Date: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2011.
Description: 206 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Chavouet, Florent -- Travel -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: City and town life -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Neighborhoods -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Walking -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Cycling -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Description and travel
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Guidebooks
Other Title: Tokyo sanpo. English
LCCN: 2010033405
ISBN: 4805311371
ISBN: 9784805311370
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 915.2135 Cha